Gift Ideas for Mum This Mother’s Day
If it wasn’t hard enough to come up with gift ideas for your mum every mother’s day, now you’re supposed to give your partner an idea what to buy for you from your own kids. You may even have to get a Grandmother gift from your kids to your mum! And probably something for your mother-in-law (or the mother-outlaw as my friend calls her) to boot! Did you know that up to 85% of women do ALL the gift buying in the family? Phew, that’s a lot of presents and a lot of hard, hard women to buy for. If your mum has everything or your mother-in-law is hard to buy for, you’re going to be stuck! So, for one day only, Brisbane’s famous website for kids is all about mum – just like things should be this mother’s day.
Five gifts for Brisbane mums!
If we’re going to make it about mum, it’s going to be about Brisbane mums! We’ve come up with five Brisbane-centric gifts for the mums of our city!
High Tea at Stamford Plaza
Nothing like treating mum to a luxurious afternoon spent looking out over the Story Bridge and the Kangaroo Point Cliffs while indulging in opulent little treats at one of Brisbane’s most beautiful hotels. Choose from different menus and there’s even a fabulously indulgent Chocolate High Tea Buffet available. Yes, please!
A Moreton Bay Day Trip
You mum can cruise the bay in a luxury catamaran, journey up the Brisbane River, go Whale Spotting from Tangalooma resort or visit historical St Helena Island for lunch and a spot of ghost hunting. There are dozens of cruise operators working our big, beautiful bay and there are plenty of different options for every mum.
Gourmet Cookery Classes
The perfect gift for the mum with refined tastes! Now that you and your siblings have left home, you mum might be out to expand her horizons and enjoy some new experiences. For the gourmet mum, cookery classes can give her a whole new hobby! Brisbane is one of the best places on Earth to learn cookery, not only do we have some of the world’s best produce available, we also have a multi-cultural population. Our proximity to Asia means we have access to some of the most diverse and exciting menus in the world – who wouldn’t want to take cookery classes here!
There are plenty of gourmet cooking schools in Brisbane where she can learn everything from Hindu vegetarian cooking, to authentic Indonesian, Polynesian, Thai, Indian, French, Spanish or Japanese food. If she has a taste for it, Brisbane has the cooking school – and most will offer gift certificates so your mum can choose a course and time that’s best for her.
QPAC Gift Certificates
A gift certificate to QPAC is a great idea for the mum who has everything but loves an amazing night out. QPAC has hundreds of shows a year from musicals, to small plays to kids shows – so even the hardest to please mother-in-law will find something she’ll enjoy.
A P&O Cruise! (No, I’m not kidding!)
Did you know you can send your parents on a short cruise form just $500 each? This is a great gift idea for big events like important anniversaries, especially if your siblings can split the costs. With comedy cruises (with Sit Down Comedy Club comedians on board) or Food and Wine themes (where mum can take cooking classes and learn to make cocktails) it’s a 4 day getaway your mum will be totally wowed by! As for yourself this mother’s day, I don’t know a single mum of small kids who wouldn’t like some quality time with their babies followed by….a day to herself! We’d love to hear your gift ideas for mum this Mother’s Day – what are you buying for your mother or the Mother-in-Law?